Marshmallow Fluff – Serendipitous Friday Flop
Exactly 365 days ago from this morning I was in the hospital, under the knife*, waiting to meet our little monkey, Brody Thomas.
(And when I say “monkey” I mean, literally, covered head to toe in hair like a tiny, skinny, long, little monkey. His hairline started at his CHEEKS and went up, past his eyebrows, up his forehead and into his luscious, dark locks of hair. So much so that Matt’s first words about him was “He’s so furry!” monkey. Brody.)
Due to a Leap Year, however, we will be celebrating June 30 a day later, AH! Regardless, little Brodes is turning one tomorrow! He is so awesome! He smiles all of the time, big, goofy, laughy smiles. Often times he is laughing at nothing in particular. He really does take after his maternal side.
Seriously, do you know how difficult it is to take a photo of a constantly moving object? It’s like he’s mocking me…
So anyway, party is on Saturday, monkey theme, stay tuned for pictures because I used a lot of Pinterest ideas….I decided to do a test run of OMGTHEMOSTAMAZINGFROSTINGIHAVEEVEREATENINMYLIFE, also known as Martha Stewart’s Cloud Frosting. A mixture between marshmallow and whipped cream which sounds, HOLY COW, amazing.
Which was supposed to look like this, it did not
(source: Always With Butter)
Later on I was going to add raspberries to it and some chocolate shavings and have a little treat! Except, it turned out more like marshmallow fluff than whipped cream. Nothing against marshmallow fluff, but it typically isn’t a staple in my diet and I have bought it actually, never. And maybe tried it a handful of times. So now I have about 16 oz. of homemade, organic marshmallow fluff in my fridge. Any takers?
Here’s where I think I went wrong, I used organic cane sugar, which is sugar, but it cooks weird. Plus, I am up at 5,200-ish feet in elevation and baking takes on a whole ‘nother level of complication when you mix in low oxygen levels. So now I am going to scrap that all together and do a chocolate cream cheese frosting, take THAT cloud frosting. I will try you again some other time for you have not beat me just yet!
*during my final check at the doctor before my due date, she used “Fort Knox” and my cervix in the same sentence and so it was highly advised to schedule ANOTHERFREAKINGCSECTION because any drugs given to induce me could ruputre my uterus because Grant was breech and stubborn and so we played God and picked his birthday (Earth Day!) and I had a C Section with him too. Not my ideal birth plan, let me tell you. But it is what it is and my boys are healthy and I have recovered and YAY! I will never have to be sliced in half again! (hopefully)